Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

Community Events Calendar

<< August 19, 2012 >>
In concert - Veayo Twins ( 1:30 p.m. )
Event Location: Great Falls Balloon Fest Lewiston, ME
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MSMT - 42ND STREET
Music by HARRY WARREN Lyrics by AL DUBIN Book by MICHAEL STEWART & MARK BRAMBLE Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes. 42ND STREET is the story of hard work, being in the right place at the right time, talent and love. It s a celebration of Broadway and the people involved in shows. It focuses on aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer, and takes us along her journey. Musical hits include You re Getting to Be a Habit with Me, Dames, I Know Now, We re In the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off to Buffalo and Forty-Second Street. Every audience enjoys watching the underdog succeed! SHOW DATES: Aug. 8-12, 14-19, 21-25.
Event Location: Maine State Music Theater 22 Elm Street Brunswick, ME 04011
For more information contact: Box Office 207.725.8769
26th Annual Maine Woodcarving Show ( Sat 9am-5om, Sun 9am-4pm )
26th Annual Maine Woodcarving Show and Competition at the Augusta Armory, Western Ave. Augusta, Maine, Saturday August 18 9 AM 5 PM Sunday August 19 9 AM 4 PM. Admission $4.00 Under 14 free. For more info visit our website at mainewoodcarvers.org
Event Location: Augusta Armory Western Avenue Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: Ross mainewoodcarvers.org
Belfast Harbor Fest & Nat'l Boatbuilding Challenge
On August 18, you can once again help the waterfront come alive with a unique display of talent and good old-fashioned competition. Right before your eyes, teams of two will be handcrafting a 12-foot wooden skiff. As the sawdust starts to settle, the teams will sprint their boats out onto the salty sea and then row to the finish line (or in one case last year, sinking) for all to see. This is in addition to a Friday Night Launch Party hosted by Three Tides Waterfront Bar & Marshall Wharf Brewing Co., the Bug Run 5K road race along the waterfront, an open house at French & Webb, maritime exhibits, demonstrations and speakers, a blueberry pancake breakfast, children s nautical activities, local vendors, a judged Classic Small Boat Show, live music and, of course, delicious food! Saturday, August 18: 7:30 - 8:15 a.m. Registration for Bug Run in parking lot at corner of Union and Miller streets. 7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Rotary Pancake Breakfast. Blueberry pancakes and sausage. $5 per ticket. Runners eat free. 8:30 a.m. Bug Run 5K road race. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. National Boatbuilding Challenge 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Live music 5 p.m. Boat relay race across the harbor in newly constructed skiffs. All-Day Events: *Come Boating!'s 11th annual Regatta *Children's nautical activities *Classic Small Boat show *Maritime Exhibits *Vendors *Food. Sunday, August 29: 10:30 a.m. to noon Cardboard boat race. Noon - 3 p.m. Habitat Lobster Gala. Lobster (or steak), clams, corn on the cob, chips, homemade pies. Tickets are $25. Call 338-2344 to reserve a ticket, see a Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County board member or stop by Mailloux and Marden Law Offices. As an extra bonus, there will be music by Juke Rockets, a wonderful blues band. Cost/Cover: Free Admission!
Event Location: Downtown, Belfast, Maine 04915
For more information contact: 207-338-5900 www.belfastharborfest.com
Augusta Walking Tour "Museum in the Streets"
Downtown Augusta has been transformed into an outdoor museum with the installation of 31 signs in "The Museum in the Streets" Program. The signs, years in the planning and making, are written in both French and English, and tell the history of the building of Augusta, the city from 1625 to the present. All 29 signs and two large maps are within walking distance of each other on both sides of the Kennebec river. Another 9 Museum in the Streets signs have been installed along Canal Street in Mill Park. They tell the story of Edwards Mill, Edwards dam and industrial Augusta. The tour begins at City Center, proceeds behind Old Fort Western, moves down to Willow Street's W.H.Gannett's Comfort magazine printing house. On to a 10th sign at the east end of Calumet Bridge, then cross to the west side of the river, the 11th panel as at the corner of Bridge and Water Street. It's called "Seeing the Elephants" and shows a parade of elephants marching down Water Street. Proceed south on Water Street to Panel 13 that recounts the Great Augusta Bank robbery of New Year's weekend in 1850. On to the Great Augusta Fire of 1865 that destroyed 81 buildings on both sides of Water Street. Continue on and follow the tour to the end at Canal Street in Mill Park! The signs will be removed each November and replaced each spring. Maps of Augusta's Musuem in the Streets will be availalbe at Augusta City Center. Patrick Cardon, originally of France and now of Cushing, originated the idea in France.
Event Location: Various locations Downtown Augusta, ME 04330
For more information contact: (207) 626-2300
Girl Scouts: Celebrating One Hundred Years ( 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. )
The Maine State Museum to Host Girl Scout Centennial Exhibit and Special Event. Girl Scouts: Celebrating One Hundred Years!! Exhibit: June 23 through August 31, 2012. The Maine State Museum in Augusta in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Maine opens a new special exhibit Girl Scouts: Celebrating One Hundred Years, on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. with a day filled with fun activities. On display will be vintage period uniforms, pins, patches, ephemeras, cookie merchandise, camping gear, and many other novelty items. In celebration of the new exhibit and the opening day festivities, Maine State Museum admission is free all day! On-going activities throughout the day include: the museum s Natural History and History Touch Carts Old Fashion Games Fish Printing - Scavenger Hunt. The Maine State Museum is open Tuesday through Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, open on Sundays 1-4 pm from June 24-Nov. 25, 2012. Admission is $2 for adults; $1 for senior adults over age 62 and children 6-18 years of age; children under 6 free. Maximum charge for families is $6. Cask and checks only. For more information please call 207-287-2301, or visit the Maine State Museum website: www.mainestatemuseum.org
Event Location: Maine State Museum State House Complex Augusta, ME
For more information contact: 207-287-2301 www.mainestatemuseum.org/
Hallowell Walking Tour "Museum in the Streets"
Tourists, history buffs or those looking for something to do can now enjoy the newest version of The Museum in the Streets. City Historian and others have put together 19 signs that are part of the tour. The tour, which takes about an hour, begins at the waterfront, heads up Winthrop Street. The bulk of the signs are in the heart of downtown along Water Street. The panels (signs) reveal stories, events and traditions that helped shape the area. Hall-Dale French students were part of the translation team that made French subtitles so the panels could be bilingual. Visitors to Hallowell can find maps of the city's Museum in the Streets at City Hall, KV Chamber of Commerce or the Hubbard Free Library. Other Maine communities with a Museum in the Streets include Augusta, Waterville, Thomaston, Biddeford, Belfast and Searsport.
Event Location: Various locations Downtown Hallowell, ME
This event is sponsored by: Hallowell Board of Trade
Maine State Museum Announces New Sunday Hours ! ( 1 pm to 4 pm )
New Sunday Hours Announced at the Maine State Museum. Maine s best museum of Maine just got better! From JUNE 24 through NOVEMBER 25, 2012, the Maine State Museum in Augusta will have new, expanded Sunday hours. New Sunday hours will be from 1 pm to 4 pm. Saturday hours will continue from 10 am to 4 pm, along with regular weekday hours Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. The museum will be closed on Monday and all state holidays. The museum s featured new exhibition, Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives, continues on view. During July and August, the museum will show a special exhibit marking the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts. The Maine State Museum is open Tuesday through Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, open on Sundays 1-4 pm from June 24-Nov. 25, 2012. Admission is $2 for adults; $1 for senior adults over age 62 and children 6-18 years of age; children under 6 free. Maximum charge for families is $6. Cash and checks only. For more information please call 207-287-2301, or visit the Maine State Museum website: www.mainestatemuseum.org
Event Location: Maine State Museum State House Complex Augusta, ME
For more information contact: 207-287-2301 www.mainestatemuseum.org/